Nicknamed “The Garden Island,” Kauai is the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands. With its tropical climate, this island paradise is perfect for year round outdoor activities. And, Surfski Kauai is the perfect place to take your tropical adventure to the next level!
Surfski Kauai (based at 5-5075 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 96714, based now together with NaPali Kayaks) is on the north shore of Kauai in the surfing city of Hanalei. Surf skis are designed for speed – especially on the open sea – and Surfski Kauai has been outfitting surf skiers since 2010 here in Kauai. Most people are familiar with the surf ski since it was a favorite ride of that classic P.I. – Thomas Magnum – when he wasn’t out cruising in the Ferrari. Well, the surf ski has been upgraded a bit since then, but it is still a great way to get some exercise while you’re out on the beautiful waters in and around Kauai.
Surfski Kauai offers surf ski paddling experiences for all levels of experienced surf skiers, whether you are an experienced paddler or if you have never been on a surf ski before. They are open from 7am to 6pm Monday through Sunday, year round. They offer private or group lessons if you are just starting out or if your paddling skills are just a little bit rusty. Your lesson will start out on the Hanalei River for a quick safety and general overview on the bank before heading out into Hanalei Bay for some practice on your wave riding techniques.
For the more experienced surf skiers, there are Kauai’s well-known downwind runs ready to be tackled. And on Kauai there really are downwind runs available somewhere on the island practically every day. Surfski Kauai is mobile, so they can provide you with your downwind experience anywhere on the island.
And when you’re ready to pit your skills against other experienced skiers, Surfski Kauai can help you there too. There are races every two weeks from January through March on Kauai, and in August there is the Na Pali Race – a 17 mile race for standing or prone paddleboard, surf skis and sailing canoes. Let Surfski Kauai help you get ready for the races – they host week long race retreats prior to all of the island’s races. Or, you can just watch some cool race footage on their YouTube page.
Email them ([email protected]), give them a call or text them at 1-808-639-7404 to schedule a lesson or to rent a surf ski. And yes – you can rent a surf ski for your use while staying on the island. Plus, the longer you rent it, the lower the daily fee. Check out their rates, equipment you will need to bring (hydration system, sunglasses, long sleeve rash vest etc), and get all the other information you will need on their website.
Visit Surfski Kauai’s Facebook page to get a glimpse of the fun you’ll be having once you book your surf ski adventure with them! If you’re lucky you’ll get to run with a pod of humpback whales or maybe just ramble along in the beautiful Pacific Ocean enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Na Pali Coastline. Let Surfski Kauai help get your surfski adventure started!
And for help with your vacation rentals during your stay in Kauai, our staff here at Ahh! Aloha Kauai Vacation Rentals can help you find the perfect rental for your island adventure. Book your rental from our website or give us a call at 866-922-5642. For budget-friendly rentals to luxury rentals, we have it all – even rentals with AC!